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“Things That Go Meep In The Night”

SPOILERY TALK BELOW

Too spooky for me. Ok, but really. This episode had a much better final act than the rest of it let on. I think some of the stuff I said in the Discord episode can apply here, but Fluttershy was played up to such a degree that it was kind of insufferable. I get that she was scared and overly cautious of everything, but to completely miss the spirit of the holiday was a buzzkill. I was kind of in Rainbow’s camp for much of this episode. That said, I was amused by the others not really trying to play along. They were just confused and underwhelmed, which I felt was a more believable response.

But then we get to the corn maze act, and wow did things get better. The execution was impressive, the shots and mood was on point. There were a few great references, and an overall sense of expertise. The overall ending was ok, a bit of a grinding halt from the rest of that greatness, but it made sense. If it the corn maze hadn’t been there, I would have liked little and less about this episode. But it was, and it really turned the slog of the first two acts into a buildup for a solid payoff.

Alright, a few closing notes: 1) Fuck Angel. Irredeemable little shit. 2) Fluttershy’s scary tea party was about social anxiety and being a disappointment to people that you care. While it failed on a spooky level, and was played as a weak attempt at being scary, that got real. 3) Rainbow with a helmet full of candy was adorable. 4) What was Pinkie’s costume? I feel like it was a reference, but I can’t place it.

Happy Halloween everyone.

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Rarity: Rainbow Dash; you look stunning!

RD: I-it’s not like this was my first choice! My skeleton costume was… missing?

Twilight: It was missing?

RD: Uh- yeah.

Applecat: Well where’d ya last see it?

Flutterbat: She looks pretty shifty to me.

Pinkie Pierate: Arr, be clear as day she be blowin’ through ‘er teeth. Words so full o’ hot air ‘er sails be worn n’ tattered tryin’ ta’ hide it — but ol’ Captain Pie can see through ‘er.

Everypony: Hu?

Pinkie Pierate: Shes happy to be a princess tonight!


Happy Nightmare Night everypony!

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’Though Athena is a goddess of war strategy, she disliked fighting without purpose and preferred to use wisdom to settle predicaments. The goddess only encouraged fighting for a reasonable cause or to resolve conflict. She emphasises everyone to use intuitive wisdom rather than anger or violence.’

It seems Twilight was dressed as a pony equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena, Goddess of War and Wisdom. It fits Twilight quite well, they even share the same kind of ’pet’, the owl!

(Personally my favorite costume, but Applejack had the cutest!)

Spooky Flutterbat’s Countdown to Halloween Day 1

Fun with costumes! In an apple induced state, Flutterbat mistakes Applejack’s homemade apple costume for the real thing.

I thought in the week leading up to everyone’s favorite spooky October holiday I’d do a little daily pointy pony event similar to the 25 Days of Christmas Ponies countdown that I did last year but obviously on a much smaller scale. Enjoy! Come back tomorrow to see Flutterbat give bobbing for apples a try!